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Chris Weitz Confirmed as 'New Moon' Director

Chris Weitz Confirmed as 'New Moon' Director

The Golden Compass director Chris Weitz has been confirmed as the director for New Moon, the sequel to the hugely successful film Twilight, according to MTV.

Mr. Weitz released a statement, saying “I am honored to have been entrusted with shepherding New Moon from the page to the screen. The extraordinary world that Stephenie has created has millions of fans, and it will be my duty to protect on their behalf the characters, themes and story they love. This is not a task to be taken lightly, and I will put every effort into realizing a beautiful film to stand alongside a beautiful book.”

It was announced earlier that Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke and the movie studio Summit Entertainment were parting ways.

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